Released: August 17, 2012
Lincoln, Neb. - The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced that Scott Anderson from the School of Music and Michael Hoff from the Department of Art and Art History have been named Hixson-Lied Professors beginning this fall.
The Hixson-Lied Professorship program recognizes the work of the most outstanding faculty in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Supported by a grant from the Hixson-Lied Endowment, the professorships are limited to tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor, who do not already hold a named professorship and who have demonstrated exceptional or overall performance over an extended time frame and whose accomplishments have gained significant recognition beyond the University.
Hixson-Lied Professorships are awarded for a three-year term and can be re-nominated for a second, consecutive three-year term. These professorships carry a $3,000 annual stipend that can be used to augment the recipient’s salary or to support the recipient’s creative or scholarly work.
Scott Anderson is Professor of Trombone at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the head of the Brass and Percussion Area and trombonist in the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet.
Anderson has taught at St. Cloud State University, the University of Minnesota, the MacPhail School of Music and Dana College. He earned degrees from the University of Minnesota (DMA 1995), Northwestern University (MM 1987) and Iowa State University (BM 1985).
Anderson is active as a recitalist and chamber musician with the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet and as an orchestral musician. He has performed solo recitals throughout the United States. As a member of the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet, he has toured extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally with recitals in the Czech Republic.
Anderson is an active orchestral performer on trombone, tenor tuba and bass trumpet and has performed nationally and internationally as Principal and Second Trombone with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony and the Des Moines Symphony and as second trombone in the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet and Opera Omaha. As lead or principal trombonist, Anderson has performed on numerous national touring productions including "Chicago," "The Producers," "Ragtime," "42nd Street," "A Chorus Line," "Hello Dolly" and "Victor/Victoria." He has also played in concerts backing Lou Rawls, The Lettermen, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, The Moody Blues, The Temptations, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Pam Tillis, Mannheim Steamroller, Marvin Hamlisch and Mark O'Connor to name a few.
Michael Hoff has been at UNL since 1989 and is currently Professor of Art History. He received his Ph.D. in art history from Boston University, his M.A. in classics from Florida State University, and his A.B. in art history and archaeology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Prior to coming to UNL, he taught at Tulane University, and he was the adjunct curator of ancient art at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.
Hoff specializes in Greek architecture and the topography of Athens and has dedicated his career to studying Anatolian Archaeology. He has worked on excavations at Corinth and the Athenian Agora, as well as others in Turkey, Crete and Wales.
Since 2005, he has served as the project director for the Antiocheia ad Kragos Archaeological Research Project in Turkey. He was co-director of the architectural survey of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Research Project in Turkey from 1997-2005.
Hoff is also the editor of the book "The Romanization of Athens" and has lectured and written numerous articles on his archaeological research.
For more information on the Hixson-Lied Professorship program, visit http://go.unl.edu/hlprofs.